We say: Pope Francis has a list of things he'd like to see in new bishops, and we hope papal ambassadors will keep them in mind.
July 5-18, 2013
A few weeks back, I told readers I would inform them of some personnel changes happening here at NCR. I continue that this week with the very exciting news that Jamie L. Manson will be joining the NCR staff as our book review editor effective July 1.
U.S. Catholic bishops "must take to heart" that the "vast majority" of U.S. priests are "extremely dissatisfied" with the new translation of the Roman missal, Bishop Donald Trautman said.
Soul Seeing: America is a good idea -- that is neither political nor partisan but spiritual and universal.
We say: Pope Francis wants the church's leaders to smell like their sheep. Critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development seem to want a sanitized and odorless church.
Bishop Jaime Soto says criticism of CCHD speaks to its success. The program, he said, gives the Gospel "flesh and blood."
Catholic scholars from around the world gathered June 6-9 in Miami for the annual CTSA meeting. This year's theme: "Conversion."
Fr. Helmut Schüller, a leader in Austria's call for church reform, will bring his message to the United States this summer in his first American speaking tour.
Sponsored by 12 Catholic organizations, Schüller will begin his "Catholic Tipping Point" tour July 16 in New York and visit 15 cities coast to coast.